Personalized Tabletops: Displaying Photos Under Glass

Personalized Tabletops: Displaying Photos Under Glass

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Kim R. McCormick
May 26, 2011

No picture frames, no albums — no problem. If you're looking for a practical way to incorporate photographs into your home, consider putting them under glass.

The example of this look show above is from a look inside the home of photographer Winky Lewis on Design Sponge. When renovating her kitchen, she included family photos in a counter top that she says often functions as an office space.

I'm fond of the idea because, for years, my mom has kept a steady rotation of photos under glass on the family's designated game table. There you might find my grandpa on the beach in the 80s, me as a middle schooler with unfortunate glasses, or my little cousin with his skinny biceps flexed. My mom laments that she's way behind on putting her photos in albums, but I personally like this type of display better.

There are practical benefits, too. The glass makes it easy to clean up spills and messes, and this straight-forward way of displaying photos can provide an impetus for keeping the table cleared off.

If you're looking for glass, check out vintage and junk shops — in DC, Ruff & Ready often has some. Try a local glass shop, or go to Glass Tops Direct.

Image: Design*Sponge

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